Ned Calonge, MD, MPH; Janet D. Allan, PhD, RN, CS
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Calonge N., Allan J.; Screening for Family and Intimate Partner Violence. Ann Intern Med. 2004;141:82. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-141-1-200407060-00035
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2004;141(1):82.
The letters from Drs. Nelson and Johnston, Dr. Nicolaidis, and Ms. Soler and Dr. Campbell raise several issues that warrant clarification about the scope of the USPSTF and the meaning of a grade I recommendation.
First, a grade I recommendation from the Task Force is not a recommendation against screening; it simply means that there is currently no good evidence showing that screening improves health outcomes. As with all Task force recommendations, this recommendation is based on a systematic review of the scientific evidence and does not reflect the experience of any individual clinician. A grade I recommendation likewise does not, and is not intended to, replace clinical experience or judgment.
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